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Nicole Cade

Assistant Professor of Business Administration


Office: Mervis 244

Curriculum Vitae: 

  • PhD in Business Administration (Accounting) - University of Washington, 2016
  • Master of Science in Business Administration (Accounting) - University of Washington, 2015
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting; Minor in Mathematics) - Ithaca College

Nicole joined the Katz School of Business in 2016 after receiving her PhD from the University of Washington. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Nicole worked as a hedge fund accountant at International Fund Services in New York after beginning her professional career on the Municipal Bond Sales and Trading desk at Merrill Lynch. Nicole received a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Ithaca College in 2008. 

Nicole’s research focuses on individual judgment and decision-making in financial reporting. Nicole’s interest in this area grew out of her work experience in the financial services industry, first as a user of and then as a preparer of financial reports.

Nicole’s teaching interests include varying levels of financial accounting.

“Corporate Social Media: How Two-Way Disclosure Channels Influence Investors”
       Forthcoming at Accounting, Organizations and Society
       Presented at the 2017 Accounting, Organizations and Society Conference
       Outstanding Emerging Scholar Manuscript Award (2015 AAA ABO Midyear Meeting)
       Available for download at

“Assets and Liabilities: When do they Exist?” (with Lisa Koonce and Kim Mendoza)
       Forthcoming at Contemporary Accounting Research
       Presented at the 2016 Contemporary Accounting Research Conference
       Available for download at

"Investor Behavior and the Benefits of Direct Stock Ownership" (with Darren Bernard and Frank Hodge)
       Forthcoming at the Journal of Accounting Research
Presented at the 2017 Journal of Accounting Research Conference: Registered Reports of Empirical Research
       Available for download at

"Text versus Video Disclosure of Foward-Looking Information: The Effect of Non-Verbal Cues on Investors' Judgments" (with Lisa Koonce and Kim Mendoza)
       Available for download at

"The Effects of Affiliation with Information Intermediaries on Investment Judgments" (with Tim Brown and Amanda Winn)
        Accepted for presentation at the 2018 AAA FARS Midyear Meeting

“A Discussion of ‘Trust or Reciprocity? The Effect of Controls on Other-Regarding Behavior’” (with Sarah McVay)
       Discussion presented by Sarah McVay at the 2015 Contemporary Accounting Research Conference
       Submitted to Contemporary Accounting Research in December 2015

  • AAA ABO Midyear Meeting Outstanding Emerging Scholar Award, 2015
  • University of Washington Foster School PhD Program Teaching Award, 2015
  • Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, 2014-15
  • University of Washington Foster School Dean’s Achievement Award, 2014
  • University of Washington Best Teacher’s Assistant (awarded by the Panhellenic Association and the Interfraternal Council), 2013
  • Ithaca College School of Business Dean’s Achievement Award, 2008
  • NY State Society of CPAs Superior Scholarship Award, 2008
  • 2nd Team CoSIDA Division III Academic All-American (softball), 2008
  • Empire 8 Conference Senior Scholar-Athlete Award (all sports), 2008
  • Ithaca College Phi Kappa Phi Presidential Scholar, 2008
  • 1st Team NFCA NCAA Division III All-American (softball), 2007

  CBA Introduction to Financial Accounting

Nicole, her husband Joe, and her son Ashton enjoy exploring Pittsburgh’s different neighborhoods, attending sporting events, and trying new restaurants.